Foundation Offers Landmark $300,000 Research Grant

PrintASSE’s Foundation Research Program is pleased to announce the creation of a landmark $300,000 grant to fund the development of knowledge in the safety and health sciences. In alignment with ASSE Foundation’s mission, this grant will provide an excellent opportunity for scholars and researchers to perform groundbreaking studies and bring new ideas to the safety community. Most importantly, this grant will assist safety and health professionals in mitigating the risks of injury and illness in the workplace.

Those wishing to submit a full proposal must first submit a 5- to 8-page white paper detailing their proposed research, due Oct. 1, 2014. Proposals should be focused on safety-related topics of the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). The Foundation Research Committee expects to consider 6 to 12 white papers for funding based on their scientific merit, efficacy of research design, and potential impact of results. Authors of selected white papers will be invited to submit full research proposals by Feb. 1, 2015. Research proposals that address the needs identified by NORA will be accepted and given funding consideration.

To learn more about the Foundation Research Program and specifics about the proposal process, click here. For further information contact Brenda Kay Zylstra at bzylstra@asse.org.